Halloweekend Hiatus

2 11 2010

I realized today that while I have been busily drumming up readers for this blog, I haven’t actually written anything in a week.  Shameful.  Due to the confluence of UMD’s homecoming, Halloween festivities and a pretty nasty cold, I am relatively certain that I haven’t been to any bars on The List over the past week (although Sunday is a little fuzzy, to be honest).  But who wants to visit a new bar on Halloween weekend anyway?  Don’t get me wrong, Halloween is one of my absolute favorite holidays, but it’s also one of those holidays that brings out the amateurs.  You know, those people who don’t go out to bars except on St. Patty’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Halloween and the night before Thanksgiving.  No, thank you.  I prefer talking to regulars, and they are usually smart enough to take cover on amateur nights.  Of course, I still went out- I just tried to avoid the places that would be absolute mayhem, like Fells Point on Saturday night.

Starting at 9am on Saturday, we had a “fancy” themed tailgate for UMD’s drubbing of Wake Forest.  Yes, those are cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off.  When we pick a theme, we commit.

In the evening some friends and I went on a bar crawl in Locust Point.  It was definitely the right decision- the streets were just empty enough for a constant dodgeball battle while walking between bars, but not so empty that we didn’t find random parties to crash and firepits to dance around.

My Sunday Funday started with football & shots at the local spot, and somehow ended in Fells Point with a yellow Teletubby.  Fells was definitely much busier than an average Sunday night- but not completely out of control.  Just good costumes, police on horses and people-watching.  My favorite.

Oh, wait, actually our evening ended back at the local bar, with the Teletubby doing the worm- apparently it is easier with a pillow as part of your costume.

Next up, #47, Holy Frijoles in Hampden.